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How many PDCs can I earn at the SHRM 2020 Annual Conference & Exposition?

The SHRM conference experience provides a rich opportunity for you to learn, connect and expand your knowledge in a variety of ways. This learning not only takes place during the general sessions and concurrent sessions, but also in the conversations and connections made in the networking opportunities. 

Because of this immersive experience, SHRM20 has been awarded 28.5 PDCs toward recertification for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP.

This change reflects the unique value that SHRM’s live events bring to participants’ overall educational experience and reflects that learning takes place outside of the traditional hour-for-hour approach.



Full Conference Attendee

Sunday Only Attendee

Monday Only Attendee

Tuesday Only Attendee

Wednesday Only Attendee








Make the most of your conference education experience and attend a preconference offering for additional recertification credits. Details will be shared in your session. 

  • Preconference Workshops 
  • Educational Programs
  • Senior Leadership Programs

These PDCs will auto-populate into your SHRM Certification Portal if you are a full conference attendee, approximately one week after the conference concludes. To enable the auto-populate process, your SHRM certification login email address must be the same as your registration email address for this conference. For more information on recertification and how to enter PDCs, visit

PLEASE NOTE: We recommend that you retain your onsite guide for your records along with a copy of your registration as proof of your attendance. 


Can I receive HRCI credits at SHRM20 Annual Conference & Exposition? And where can I find information on pre-approved HRCI credits for other SHRM events? 
Attendees at SHRM events are welcome to pursue recertification credits independently with their certification providers, including HRCI. Attendees can submit a request directly to HRCI to receive credits for SHRM events and education. Here are HRCI’s instructions for calculating credits: